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Dads Dig This: The typewriter turned computer

Dads Dig This: The typewriter turned computer

Look at what Scott Adler aka "The Dadler" on Babycenter's blog Momformation (where you can find us too!) thinks is cool. He's our next guest dad blogger in our Dads Dig This series. As if I thought size equated with cool, I've populated my life with collections that...

A laptop bag worth showing off

A laptop bag worth showing off

I used to travel with this huge, ugly, black leather laptop bag, primarily because it was given to me and I felt bad not using it; but also because there weren't many other options on the market. I'm so glad that gadget accessories have taken a huge turn for the...

Kindle Books now for loan. Yay!

Kindle Books now for loan. Yay!

When I put together our Nook vs. Kindle e-reader comparison, one of the major differences between the two was that the Nook allows you to borrow books from the library--a nice feature if you're a fast reader or don't necessarily need to own every single one of Kurt...

Happy 2011, cool moms!

Happy 2011, cool moms!

We can't thank you enough for joining us over here at Cool Mom Tech, and making our first few months amazing. Truly, your support and readership allows us to continue  doing what we love. And for that, we're incredibly grateful. (And if you haven't added us to your...

The best Beatles songs for kids

The best Beatles songs for kids

While there are some awesome kindie rock bands out there that we've featured both here and on Cool Mom Picks, there are plenty of awesome "adult" tunes out there that work just as well for our kids. Now that the Beatles are on iTunes (whoo!), I've pulled together...

Readeez, now for your mobile viewing pleasure

Readeez, now for your mobile viewing pleasure

If you're not familiar with Readeez, and you have a child who's starting to read, then you're in for a treat. This series of adorably-designed videos are paired with songs, poems and written words to help kids associate letters with their accompanying sounds. And...

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Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

This morning we read about the new bad gift exchange system patented by Amazon, and we had to ask ourselves: Best idea ever? Or the end of graciousness as we know it?CNN described it as "the nuclear option for gifts" - a kind of system that would allows you to flag...

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

I have always been a gadget girl. When I got my Motorola Razr more than a decade ago, the "it" phone of the early 2000s mind you, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. But as with everything else, technology advances, and the once cutting-edge Razr is now the cell phone...

Cool new cases for your cool new iPad and iPhone

Cool new cases for your cool new iPad and iPhone

If the holidays were super-good to you and you're a proud new owner of an iPad or iPhone, chances are that you're probably looking for a sleek new case to protect your sacred new tech toy. Well look no further--we've found a few gorgeous ones, and the brand just may...

Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas to you!

From Liz, Kristen, Beth, Christina, and everyone at Cool Mom Tech, we wish you a peaceful, happy, wonderful day, filled with good family, good food, and hopefully not too many plastic clamshell packs to have to pry open. And thanks to all of you for helping to make...

Board games go 2.0 with Winter Land

Board games go 2.0 with Winter Land

Before the kids go to bed and Santa's elves get busy wrapping gifts, we spend Christmas Eve drinking egg nog, playing games, and watching movies with the kids. But now that we have the iPad, we'll probably add a round or two of a digital board game into the mix. The...

Best Buy Wish List: Home Theater, yeah!

Best Buy Wish List: Home Theater, yeah!

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!With six kids between us, our movie theater is our home television. And really, with all the...

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

I know people that I can describe as a man or woman of their word, but that's being taken to a whole new level when words become a style of personalization for gadgets.  A pair of The Street Headphones are a holy, major, unabashed splurge at $1,100, but what...

Best Buy Wish List Video – Last Minute Shopping Tips

Best Buy Wish List Video – Last Minute Shopping Tips

Here's the next fun installment as part of our Best Buy Wish List video series featuring our co-founder Kristen. This time she's getting a few last minute shopping tips from a friendly Blue Shirt who's got the inside scoop on things like the last possible moment you...

Turn the teaching around and get your parents up-to-speed

Turn the teaching around and get your parents up-to-speed

In addition to being a mom, wife, career woman, sister, daughter, and more lately, I've found myself serving as tech support for the litany of tech-related questions my parents have been asking me. Of all the mini projects I've helped them out with, I think setting up...

Best Buy Wish List: Mobile Accessories

Best Buy Wish List: Mobile Accessories

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!Of course one of the big holiday gifts these days is a smart phone, especially with all the cool...

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